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11-18-2004, 10:48 AM
Is there a way to convert an HTPC into being a "Media Center XP" PC?
Most Media Center PCs are preloaded, but is there a way to do it yourself? And if so, are their specific requirements to make it work?
Only certain TV Tuners work with Media Center and you also need to have a Media Center remote.
11-18-2004, 11:41 AM
I see... is there a list of appropriate tuners somehwere and places to get the remote?
11-18-2004, 12:27 PM
if your willing to run linux use www.mythtv.org (http://www.mythtv.org)
11-18-2004, 12:34 PM
Nah... I was specifically looking for the Media Center.
My HTPC is currently running WinXP Pro... however it would've been nice to get the Media Center interface on it if possible. :D
11-18-2004, 09:29 PM
I was wondering the samething too. What would be the benefits of this?
11-18-2004, 09:32 PM
I don't think you could buy Windows Media Center through a retail store.
11-18-2004, 09:38 PM
You can find the software for sale at a lot of sites online, like here:
According to the site, you also have to buy hardware at the same time. I think this is probably due to requirements by Microsoft.
11-18-2004, 10:15 PM
I wonder if there is a listing somewhere of all the compatible video cards for this?
Edit: Never mind... I found the list: http://oem.microsoft.com/downloads/MCEReadinessCenter/MCE_Approved_Components_for_MOSB.xls
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